cheap answer to big screen home theater?

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  1. Myo K

    Myo K Stunt Coordinator

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    http://www.i-glassesstore.com/iglasses-hrv.html

    i was thinking about picking this up, i seriously think itd be interesting ot sit back turn up the home theater speakers and put these suckers on and immerse yourself into the movie,

    this can be a somewhat affordable way to watch movies on a simulated big screen eh? not only that itll block out any distractive elements.

    anyone ever try this i glasses before?
     
  2. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    I've seen these things mentioned in the A/V magazines, but never tested. And if headphones can seem a bit confining at times, no telling about these "iGlasses."

    What's that saying? "If it sounds too good to be true ..."
     
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    I've used similar products (Sony Glasstron, etc.) with VR applications. It takes a good bit of tweaking to get a crisp image. For extreme space limitations these may be a good idea...
     
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    Greg, how does the image look after it has been tweaked?
     
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    I won a Philips Scuba set a few years ago. Basically the exact same thing, but much larger, heavier and clunkier. I would get a decent picture with it, but it was not the same as watching it on a big screen, it was the same as watching it on a small screen, an inch or so away from the eyeball.

    I assume the newer technology helps a lot with weight and quality, but from my previous experience these would only be good for airplanes and the like. I don't think you could watch movies on it regularly, and I don't think you'd want to.
     
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    And I think $699 is rather expensive...

    Cees
     
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    For our applications it looked like a 50-60" TV (we weren't using a hi-res source). On higher res or film sources (which I haven't tried) the image may be degraded. Size does become a factor after while (viewer fatigue)...
     

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